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Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Overall rating
87.64/100
votes
333
Whiskybase ID
WB133030
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Bourbon Casks & New French Oak
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
5010494296280
Added on
11 Jun 2019 9:36 pm by Slàinte Mhath
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 71.86

12 × in wishlist

333 × member ratings

1186 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Corryvreckan

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.64 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A big hitting, spicy, peated dram. Value (£60) : 6/10
    • Nose
      Sweet citrus fruits with some caramel sweetness. Quite a hit of salinity to it. Peat is present but milder than expected, the peat definitely grows in intensity once left in the glass though. Drying oak spice. Freshly cracked black pepper tingles the nose. More mineral than earthy. I'm really enjoying the salty Seaspray of the nose.
    • Taste
      Big on caramel and vanilla initially but then bittersweet tannins from the French oak overwhelm the palate. Punchy, ashy dry peat smoke. A little dark fruit and citric with some bitter dark chocolate. Drying oak tannins again and fresh cracked black pepper now.
    • Finish
      Medium - short in length. initially its drying spice and then develops into ashtray-like smoke. Quite sweet but then an almost numbing chilli prickle comes through in waves.

  2. OmegaAlpha scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Nose: seasoaked tarry rope with more subtle whiffs of baked sweets in the background. Slightest hint of vanilla.
    Palate: opens bright and quickly evolves into a complex and smokey beast. Pipe tobacco. Lengthy finish.

  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. abcmeuric did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    After a disappointing experience with a poor batch of Uigeadail, I'm cautiously trying this.

    I'll need to revisit the review after the bottle gets some more air, but for now it's a very one-dimensional whisky. Mix up smoke, butter and pine and you've got your Corryvreckan. It seems less hazardous than the poor Uigeadail I had previously, but it's nothing more than an ok peated whisky. 5/10 (considering I had the bottle for less than 60 € !)

  5. Mihaj scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Motojock scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

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